Almedia Knight Oliver
A Mother's Collection: Tissues, Bones, And Blood (Second) - Poem by Almedia Knight Oliver
'Mother You have A Baby Boy'and laying
Seven pounds of flesh on my throbbing
heart; teardrops raining down my face and
washing his light brown hair then flowing past
matching eyes and forming a salty pool in
the crease of his neck.
Put him back in his warm home! Only his
brother and me live in only one cemetery-room!
But i had to swallow and digested hope then wrapped
tissues, bones, and blood in tenderness and nurse
the fruit of my womb.
Oh how delightful it was watching him suckle-feeding
warm milk and my frighten heart beat lulled him to sleep.
'Big Mike' your childhood holds some memorable moments
and Klutziness is one:
Look mommy, I ripped my pants. I was chasing my friend.
down the street
Look mommy, I bruised my knee. I was running from a bee.
Look mommy, the dog was hungry. I was meat.
Son, it seems like yesterday when I held you in trembling arms
and not knowing what the future held for us three!
But, look at you now, with all those drumbeats you heard,
you chose to ignore most, instead marching to your own beat
and your father saying: 'he walks right on the edge'
Big Mike, although children can't choose their parents
but I'm glad you appreciate the choice I made.
You're a man now and today is your special day.
two scores and eight- heck who's keeping score,
enjoy your special day!
You're like a bottle of vintage wine and I the wine maker.
Now my dear you're aged...Go! Soar in the distance sky.
Mommy's love clinging to your wings and hearing the wind
whispering son I love you!
11/29/10 edited.comments may not correspond to the original version
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